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Congress Recently Made Animal Cruelty A Felony, but Won't Allow Vote To Protect Human Babies

Anna Reynolds : Nov 15, 2019  LiveAction.org

Just as Congress came together to unanimously improve protections for animals subjected to cruelty and abuse, our senators and representatives should be able to unite to ensure the protection of babies who deserve a chance at life.

[LiveAction.org] [Recently], the United States Senate passed legislation making animal cruelty a federal crime. The House unanimously passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, or PACT Act, last month. The PACT Act makes it a federal felony to intentionally commit acts of crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating, impaling or otherwise subjecting animals to serious bodily harm. (Images: via LiveAction.org)

The legislation closes loopholes in previous legislation passed in 2010 that only made animal cruelty punishable if the acts were caught on video. The PACT Act means that people convicted of animal cruelty face federal felony charges, fines, and up to seven years in prison.

Despite unanimously passing the PACT Act, the US House continues to refuse to even hold a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. This life-saving legislation would require medical care for human babies born alive in attempted abortions and impose penalties on abortionists and health care workers who fail to comply. The 2002 Born Alive Infants Protection Act, like the previous legislation outlawing animal cruelty, does not have "teeth," meaning it does not include penalties rendering the law virtually unenforceable... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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